John Curran: 1946-2014

February 27, 2014 by Dave Haynes

curranKeith Kelsen has sent around word that his business partner at 5th Screen has passed away.

John was beloved in the industry by his colleagues, most of whom were his friends.  The long calls and strategy sessions were always engaging and at times entertaining with laughter all around.  On some calls his much-loved dogs would be in the background creating havoc while he was talking statistical data to drive a strategic point.

He will be sorely missed by the industry that he helped shape over the last 14 years.  There is a gap in the industry and in our hearts.

John’s family is holding a service at his home at 4PM this Saturday. The address is 6920 Bret Harte Drive, San Jose, CA  95120

The Family will be setting up a donation site for golden retrievers soon. They ask that in lieu of flowers that when the donation site is up, that your heartfelt contributions be made there.

I don’t think I ever met Mr. Curran, but his Linked In profile suggests a very strong, diverse resume. He resided in the SF Bay area, and had been serving as CEO & President at 5th Screen Digital Services.

I hope his family and friends carry great memories of him in the days ahead, making his loss a little easier.

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